urban development http://wrvo.org en Some ideas for converting urban "red fields" into "green fields" http://wrvo.org/post/some-ideas-converting-urban-red-fields-green-fields <p>Declining populations and shuttered factories have left rustbelt cities - like Buffalo or Rochester - with numerous vacant and abandoned properties. They can be old homes, former warehouses, or out-of-favor shopping centers.</p><p>Municipalities face the challenge of how to get those properties back into productive use.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:16:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41505 at http://wrvo.org Some ideas for converting urban "red fields" into "green fields" Report says more collaboration needed in upstate revitalization http://wrvo.org/post/report-says-more-collaboration-needed-upstate-revitalization <p>More collaboration is needed between the several efforts under way to revitalize upstate New York's "legacy cities," says a report released this week by a public affairs institute. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:50:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33411 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Mizpah Tower may have a new buyer http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-mizpah-tower-may-have-new-buyer <p>A long-closed historic downtown Syracuse building may have a new buyer, as someone has triggered the foreclosure process on the Mizpah Tower. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:15:16 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31514 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Mizpah Tower may have a new buyer 200 Foreclosure notices sent out Monday in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/200-foreclosure-notices-sent-out-monday-syracuse <p>A newly-established land bank sent out 200 foreclosure notices in Syracuse on Monday. The land bank is one of five approved by the state earlier this year, as part of an effort to reduce the number of neglected properties and to add to property tax rolls. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:40:08 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 29321 at http://wrvo.org